Carl Perkins (pianist)

Carl Perkins (pianist)

American jazz pianist
One of the most renowned rockabilly artists of the 1950s, and an innovative guitarist who greatly influenced the next generation of rock & roll acts.
BornApril 9, 1932
HometownIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height6'1" (1.85m)
SpouseValda Crider (m 1953 - 1998)
ChildrenStan Perkins , Steve Perkins , Greg Perkins , Debbie Perkins
ParentsBuck Perkins , Louise Perkins
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Photos

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Videos

Chad Michael Murray Discusses His Show, "Sun Records"

Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, "Sun Records" tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Guided by Sam Phillips (Chad Michael Murray), young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B; sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest. Murray stops by to discuss the new series. Interview at 692 Broadway in NYC for BUILD Series.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Man in Black: Johnny Cash Live in Denmark
Man in Black: Johnny Cash Live in Denmark

Albums

King of Rockabilly [Sun Records 70th Anniversary]
King of Rockabilly [Sun Records 70th Anniversary]
2022
All Mama's Children
All Mama's Children
2021
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
2021
Forever Yours
Forever Yours
2021
Glad All Over
Glad All Over
2021
Sure to Fall
Sure to Fall
2021
Your True Love
Your True Love
2021
Gone, Gone, Gone
Gone, Gone, Gone
2021
Complete Carl Perkins on Sun
Complete Carl Perkins on Sun
2021
Live in Paris: The Last European Concert
Live in Paris: The Last European Concert
2020
Discovering Carl Perkins: Eastview, Tennessee 1952-53
Discovering Carl Perkins: Eastview, Tennessee 1952-53
2019
Greatest and Original Hits
Greatest and Original Hits
2017
Best of the Sun Records Sessions
Best of the Sun Records Sessions
2017
Whole Lotta Shakin'/King of Rockabilly/Greatest Hits/On Top
Whole Lotta Shakin'/King of Rockabilly/Greatest Hits/On Top
2017
Absolutely Essential Collection
Absolutely Essential Collection
2016
Complete Singles & Albums 1955-62
Complete Singles & Albums 1955-62
2015
Blue Suede Shoes [Madfish]
Blue Suede Shoes [Madfish]
2015
Rock 'n' Roll Legends
Rock 'n' Roll Legends
2014
Sweeter Than Candy: The Rarities Collection
Sweeter Than Candy: The Rarities Collection
2013
Introducing Carl Perkins
Introducing Carl Perkins
2013
Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame - Carl Perkins
Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame - Carl Perkins
2012